Deep Creek

Camping & Picnicking

Eat and Sleep in the Great Outdoors

Click or tap to download a printable PDF map of Deep Creek’s trails and waterfalls.

All access to the National Park, including trails and roads, is temporarily closed until further notice.

After your hike enjoy a picnic along the banks of Deep Creek. Or plan to stay awhile at the beautiful National Park campground or at one of the close-by private campgrounds.

Dogs are allowed in the Deep Creek campground and in the picnic area. They must be kept on a leash (no more than 6 feet long) at all times. Please clean up after your pet, and do not leave them unattended in campsites, vehicles or RVs.


There is a sizable picnic area on the banks of Deep Creek, with restrooms and changing rooms available. The picnic area is open year-round. The pavilion may be reserved by calling (877) 444-6777 or visiting


The National Park camping area is generally open from early April until late October.  NOTE: in 2019, the campground will not open until April 19, due to shutdown issues impacting maintenance and hiring of seasonal staff. Individual sites and group sites are available. All group sites are on the creek. These sites go quickly, so reserve at least 6 months ahead of time. Reservations are available by calling (877) 444-6777 or visiting

There are a number of private campgrounds just outside the entrance to the National Park and in nearby Bryson City.

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